Project Medicinal plants

Basak | Tulsi | Kalmegh | Aswagandha | Haritaki | Bahera | Amlaki | Guddmar
Haldi | Pudina | Stevia | Ghritakumari | Maha Bhringaraj | Bel | Neem | Chirata
Haldi
Botanical Name Curcuma longa Haldi
Local Name Haldi
Parts Used Rhizome
Uses Spices, antibacterial agent, anti-inflammatory agent, and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders
Chemical constituents curcumin
Recent Findings Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin,Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer, Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.Curcumin exerts both pro- and antimutagenic effects
Used in our Products Garden Fresh, Haldi dust
 
Pudina
Botanical Name Mentha viridis pudina
Local Name Pudina
Parts Used Leaf, whole plant
Uses Antiseptic, carminative, stomachic ,gastric stimulant, antispasmodic  
Chemical constituents menthol
Recent Findings Recent research has shown that this  may be used as a treatment for mild  hirsutism in women. Its anti-androgenic properties reduce the level of free testosterone in the blood, while leaving total testosterone and DHEA unaffected
Used in our Products Garden fresh
 
Stevia
Botanical Name Stevia rebaudiana Stevia
Local Name Stevia
Parts Used Leaf
Uses Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and highblood pressure. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.
Chemical constituents Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in stevia. stevioside is considered the sweetest - and has been tested to be approximately 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevioside, comprising 6-18% of the stevia leaf, is also the most prevalent glycoside in the leaf. Other sweet constituents include steviolbioside, rebausiosides A-E, and dulcoside A.
Recent Findings Stevioside, possesses anti-inflammatory and antitumor promoting properties
Used in our Products Yet to be market
 
Ghritakumari
Botanical Name Aloe vera Ghritakumari
Local Name Ghritakumari
Parts Used Leaf
Uses Helps in smooth functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly because of its properties of soothing, ,detoxifying the body, cleansing and helping the body to maintain healthy tissues. It lowers cholesterol and total triglycerides, facilitating digestion, aiding blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as improving kidney, liver and gall bladder functions.
Chemical constituents The most important anthraquinones are aloin and emodin. They are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and analgesic.  The anthraquinones in Aloe vera breakup residue, pus and lifeless cells, bring blood to the region and flush out material from the wounds and ulcers
Recent Findings There's research being done now on the anti-cancer effects of acemannan, a phytonutrient found in aloe vera
Used in our Products Yet to be market
 
Maha Bhringaraj
Botanical Name Wedelia calendulacea Wedelia
Local Name Maha Bhringaraj
Parts Used Leaf
Uses The leaves are used in dyeing grey hair and in promoting the growth of hair. They are considered tonic, alternative, and useful in coughs, cephalalgia, skin diseases, and alopecia. The juice of the leaves is much used as a snuff in cephalalgia.
Chemical constituents wedelolactones
Recent Findings wedelolactones present in this sp were found to have 5-lipooxygenase and caspase inhibiting activities The current studies indicate that both 5-LOX & 12-LOX expression such as human pancreatic cancer cell. LOX plays a critical role in human pancreatic cancer cell proliferation. LOX inhibitor may play a very important role in the treatment of cancer. Thus the anticancer activity of this sp may be due to the LOX inhibition or due to induction of detoxifying system.  
Used in our Products Hair Fresh
 
Bel
Botanical Name Aegle marmelos Bel
Local Name Bel
Parts Used Unripe Fruit pulp
Uses Unripe fruit used for treating dysentery, diarrhea, ripe fruit used as laxative, good for liver, 
Chemical constituents marmorosin which is identical to imperatorin. Others are  altoimperatorin and B sitosterol. Roots of the tree have been found to contain psoralin, xanthotoxin, scopoletin and tembamide
Recent Findings hypoglycemic effect in the dose 500 mg/kg body weight once daily
Used in our Products Bel Dust
 
Neem
Botanical Name Azadirachta indica Neem
Local Name Neem
Uses Anti-inflammatory; Antiarthritic; Antipyretic; Hypoglycaemic; Antigastric ulcer; Spermicidal; Antifungal; Antibacterial; Diuretic; Antimalarial; Antitumour; Immunomodulatory Studies have shown that one neem compound is a more effective insect repellent than the widely used synthetic chemical known as DEET (N,N,-diethyl-m-toluamide), a suspected carcinogen with long periods of use
Chemical constituents Nimbin, Nimbinin, Nimbidin, Azadirachtin
Recent Findings Recent tests in Germany show that neem extracts are toxic to the herpes virus and can quickly heal cold sores. Tests in the U.S. show neem hampers the virus that causes hepatitis B. Aqueous extract of neem leaves significantly decreases blood sugar level and prevents adrenaline as well as glucose-induced hyperglycaemia. Neem leaf aqueous extract effectively suppresses oral squamous cell carcinoma induced by 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a] anthracene (DMBA), as revealed by reduced incidence of neoplasm. Neem may exert its chemopreventive effect in the oral mucosa by modulation of glutathione and its metabolizing enzymes.  
Used in our Products Garden Fresh
 
Chirata
Botanical Name Swertia chirata Chirata
Parts Used Whole plant
Uses Bitter tonic, stomachic, febrifuge and anthelmintic, appetizer, laxative, hypoglycemic, antifungal and antibacterial, alterative, antidiarrhoeic, antimalarial, antipyretic and antiperiodic.The bitterness, antihelmintic, hypoglycemic and antipyretic properties are attributed to amarogentin (most bitter compound isolated till date), swerchirin, swertiamarin and other active principles of the herb. Used in Intermittent fevers Skin diseases,Intestinal worms Bronchial asthma ,Burning of the body  
Chemical constituents amarogentin, swerchirin, swertiamarin and other active principles of the herb.
Recent Findings Preliminary report on antiviral activity of Swertia chirata , an Indian medicinal plant against HSV-1 virus. Ind Journal of Medical microbiology 2008  
Used in our Products Chirata Churna

 


 
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